Global Opportunities for Teachers Newsletter - Travel Opportunities, GSA, and More
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Reach the World (RTW), a global education and mentoring nonprofit, invites educators to teach beyond the textbooks, view their curriculums through a global lens, and take students on the road! RTW’s programs connect college study-abroad travelers to K-12 classrooms. Select a traveler whose major, background and personal interests enhance your curriculum and inspire your students. Then, travel together online! Your class will receive weekly, personalized content and have multiple opportunities to videoconference. Through the connection with RTW’s travelers, your students will expand their worldview, skills and goals.

Scholarship pricing is available for partner teachers in Title I schools. Follow this link to Get Involved!


On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) announced that it will provide $500,000 in study abroad scholarships to 100 high schools across the U.S. as part of its Generation Study Abroad pledge to provide $20 million in scholarships and grants by 2020. These scholarships will be extended to select high schools that have shown a commitment to expanding global education and promoting international exchange opportunities with CIEE.

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In an effort to make the study abroad experience accessible to more college students, the Council on International Educational Exchange has announced it will award USD 1.2 million in grants to college students for study at one of its two new Global Institutes in London or Berlin. One hundred grants of USD 6,000 will be awarded per semester during the 2015-2016 academic year, with the first round available through CIEE on January 15, 2015 for fall 2015.

In its upcoming issue of The Language Educator, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) will feature an interview with IIE's own President and CEO, Allan Goodman. ACTFL has joined Generation Study Abroad as a commitment partner. 


Registration deadline: June 1, 2015 | Trip and Organization Details

Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that runs professional development travel programs designed for teachers. 

Educators have the option to earn graduate school credit and professional development credit while seeing the world. The trips are 8 to 21 days in length. In addition to our amazing tour leaders, many of our programs are accompanied by university faculty that are experts on the places to which we travel. GEEO also provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and university educators and administrators, as well as retired educators. Educators are also permitted to bring along a non-educator guest.


The Program for Teaching East Asia, the NCTA National Coordinating Site at the University of Colorado, announces 2015 summer institutes on China and Korea.

Applications are available for NCTA 2015 residential summer institutes for teachers on the University of Colorado Campus.

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